Jive Monkey Playlist: 1/27/12

Flashback Friday!  I’ve got JYP on the brain.

I guess it’s because of all the promotion he’s been doing for the Wonder Girls’ new movie and Dream High 2.

He started out as a backup dancer before becoming a solo singer.  He was known for his fun, dancey pop numbers before creating the empire that JYP Entertainment is today.

Out of all his albums from back in the day, I really like the 4th album the best, “Summer Jingle Bell”.  I love almost all the songs on it.  I used to listen to this album from beginning to the end on my train ride from home to school almost every day for about 4 months straight in high school.

“사랑인지 뭔지 (Is it Love or What?)” is one of the lesser known songs on the album. I like how the song sounds cute at first glance (or listen). Singing about sunshine at the park and then as you continue you notice that his voice is kind of somber. You don’t pick up on that right away. It’s because he’s singing about a breakup and although you smile on the outside, it’s not really a reflection of what’s going on on the inside.  Also, it’s very catchy.

**Sorry about the quality.  When I had bought the album, I bought it on tape so I dubbed it from that format.

Park Jin Young – 사랑인지 뭔지 (Is it Love or What?)

박진영 – 사랑인지 뭔지

사랑인지 뭔지

햇살이 아름답게
내리쬐는 이 공원에
혼자 벤취에 앉은 채
쓸쓸히 울고 있네
사람들은 다 여전히
다정한 모습인데
왜 나만은 이런 슬픔속에 잠겼는지

나도(나도)
이렇게 버려지기전에
(이렇게 버려지기전에)
여기 아름다운 공원에서
저기(저기)
저 사람들보다 더 행복한
(저 사람들보다 행복한)
미소를 지은채 꿈을 꾸곤 했는데

사랑인지 뭔지 그게 내게 다시
아픔을 주지 나를 울리지
왜 나만은
이렇게 많은 아픔을 겪어야만 하는지
사랑인지 뭔지 그게 내게 다시
아픔을 주지 나를 울리지
(나만은)나만은
이렇게 많은 아픔을 겪어야만 하는지~~~

그대가 나를 떠나서
그래서 너무 슬폈어
이렇게 나 혼자 앉아서
끝없이 울고 있었어
그대에게 난 말했어
나혼자 잘 살수 있다고
그런데 왜 이런 슬픔속에 잠겼는지

나도(나도)
이렇게 버려지기전에
(이렇게 버려지기전에)
여기 아름다운 공원에서
저기(저기)
저 사람들보다 더 행복한
(저 사람들보다 행복한)
미소를 지은채 꿈을 꾸곤 했는데

사랑인지 뭔지 그게 내게 다시
아픔을 주지 나를 울리지
왜 나만은
이렇게 많은 아픔을 겪어야만 하는지
사랑인지 뭔지 그게 내게 다시
아픔을 주지 나를 울리지
(나만은)나만은
이렇게 많은 아픔을 겪어야만 하는지~~~~~

What is Love?

The sunshine is beautifully
beating down on this park
Sitting alone on the bench
I’m slowly starting to cry
People are as always
showing a friendly image
Why is it just me trapped in this sorrow?

Me too (Me too)
Before you’re tossed aside
(Before you’re tossed aside)
At this beautiful park
Over there (Over there)
Happier than those people over there
(Happier than those people over there)
Putting on a smile I attempted to dream

Is it love or what?  To me again
Giving me pain, Making me cry
Why is it just me
having to experience loads of pain like this
Is it love or what?  To me again
Giving me pain, Making me cry
(Just me) Just me
having to experience loads of pain like this

Because she left me
That’s why I was so sad
Sitting along like this
I cried endlessly
I said to her
I could live well on my own
But why am I trapped in this sorrow?

Me too (Me too)
Before you’re tossed aside
(Before you’re tossed aside)
Here, at this beautiful park
Over there (Over there)
Happier than those people over there
(Happier than hose people over there)
Putting on a smile I attempted to dream

Is it love or what?  To me again
Giving me pain, Making me cry
Why is it just me
having to experience loads of pain like this
Is it love or what?  To me again
Giving me pain, Making me cry
(Just me) Just me
having to experience loads of pain like this

And here’s a twofer for ya. On the flip side, “사랑할까요 (Shall We Fall in Love?)” is almost the exact opposite of “사랑인지 뭔지 (Is it Love or What?)”. This duet is with Jin Joo (means pearl in Korean). She was one of the first artists that Park Jin Young found through auditions and this is the song where I first heard her voice. The song sounds like a sad ballad at first but then you realize it’s about two people falling in love.

Park Jin Young – 사랑할까요 (feat. 진주) (Shall We Fall in Love?  (feat. Jin Joo)

박진영 – 사랑할까요 (Featuring 진주)

사랑할까요

(진주) 그대 혹시 날 기억하나요
그대 앞에서 말도 못 하던 날
그댄 나의 이 맘 모르겠죠

(진영) 그대 맞나요
얼굴을 붉히며 수줍게 웃던 그 소녀가
내가 그댈 어떻게 잊나요

(듀엣) 그대는 내 이 맘을 모두 빼앗아 갔어요
그대 날 처음 본 그 순간부터
내 가슴도 온통 그대로 가득 차 있어요
그럼 이제 우리 사랑할까요

Shall We Fall in Love?

(Jin Joo) Do you perhaps remember me?
I couldn’t say a word in front of you
You probably didn’t know how I felt

(Jin Young) Are you that person?
Face blushing, shyly smiling, that girl
How could I forget you?

(Duet) You went and stole this whole heart
From the first moment you saw me
My heart is also wholly filled with you
So shall we fall in love?

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